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Wikipedia Undiscovered Scotland Internet Guide to Scotland Arran.net
Visit Arran - official Tourist Board website Visit Arran.net - not currently up-to-date. bottom of the page reads "Visit Arran 2012 Our new website will be coming here shortly"
Brodick & Whisky
Arran has its own distillery located near Lochranza (13 miles from Brodick). Most bars in Brodick stock a selection of Arran Malts and a few other whiskies.
Arran Brewery is located in the grounds of Brodick Castle.
Brodick is the main village on Arran, though Lamlash is bigger. As the main ferry terminal it has attracted the major share of the facilities available on the island. Brodick Bay is overlooked by Brodick Castle and Goatfell, Arran's highest mountain.
Arriving & Departing
Open Cycle Map Bing Map
The main route to Arran is from Ardrossan to Brodick by CalMac ferry (timetable Winter Summer). In the Summer the main boat (MV Caledonian Isles) is supplemented with the MV Isle of Arran to provide additional crossings. The CalMac timetable specifies some summer crossings as peak crossings where saver fares are not valid - this applies only to cars/motorbikes.
There is also a small CalMac ferry from Lochranza (14 miles) to Claonaig in the Summer - a single daily crossing from Lochranza to Tarbert is the only Winter link provided to Kintyre.
Nearest train station: Ardrossan Harbour (ADS) (200 yards plus the ferry), Ardrossan Town (ADN) (0.75 miles plus the ferry) and Ardrossan South Beach (ASB) (1.5 miles plus the ferry). Live Train Times: ADS, ADN, ASB. Ardrossan Town has a few more trains than Harbour, and South Beach about twice as many as it is also served by trains to Largs.
The A841 through Brodick doesn't appear to have a name on most maps, though some refer to Shore Street, nor does the road up Glen Cloy before the bridge
Auchranie Resort Glencloy Road 01770 302234 @
Douglas Hotel opposite Ferry Terminal 01770 302968 @
Kilmichael Country House Hotel Glen Cloy 01770 302219 @
McLaren Hotel A841 Sea Front 01770 302226 @
Ormidale Hotel Glen Cloy 01770 302293 @
Strathwhillan House B&B A841 towardsLamlash 01770 302331/07808 446866 @
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Lochside Hotel 20 Shore Street 01496 810244
Harbour Inn Hotel The Square 01496 810330
Bowmore Hotel Jamieson Street 01496 810416
The Holy Cow Bistro 22 Shore Street
Taj Mahal Shore Street 01496 810033
Cottage Restaurant Main Street (closes 5pm)
Drinking Under Construction
Isle of Benbecula House Hotel website refers to its "ever growing selection of malts".
Brodick Cycles Roselynn 01770 302460 @ - The only bike shop on Arran is opposite the Village Hall on A841 towards Brodick Castle. Closed Sundays; closes for lunch between 1 and 2; Winter - open Th/Fr/Sat only. Does not have bikes for hire.
Arran Bike Hire The Shorehouse 01770 302377/07717 845755 @
Bike hire also available via the Brodick Boathouse 01770 302868 and Arran Adventure Company at the Auchrannie Resort 01770 303349
Arran Bike Club is the Isle of Arran's very own mountain bike club.
Co-Op - 2 co-ops along the sea front in Brodick, one next to the Douglas, the other by the Boathouse.
Banking - ATMs at BoS, RBS and Co-Op
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